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Generation: 1
  1. Cora J Casto b. 1909, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.

Generation: 2
  1. William Isaac Casto b. 18 Jan 1882, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 15 Jun 1953, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. 18 Jun 1953, Longview Church Cemetery, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.

    Notes:
    Occupation - Road Construction; Retail Produce This is one of the notes that sometimes make you wonder if you should reveal this stuff. I have been told that Will's mother, Rosetta Isabella, was a mean spirited woman. When Will's wife Ruie died her body was brought back to 413 10th St. Dunbar, her mother-in-law's home. Her coffin was at the foot of the stairs. Rosetta Isabella coached Will & Ruie's children to walk up to the casket and spit in their Mother's face. I have this information from three of Rosetta Isabella's granddaughters, Rosa, Velma and Thelma.

  2. William m. Ruie Knightstep 17 May 1905, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA. Ruie (daughter of George Knightstep and Vella M. Smith) b. Abt 1884, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Bef 1920, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet]

  3. Ruie Knightstep b. Abt 1884, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Bef 1920, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.

    Notes:
    1910 Federal Cencus
    Name: William J Casto
    [William I Casto]
    Age in 1910: 28
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
    Birthplace: West Virginia
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Spouse's Name: Ruie
    Home in 1910: Charleston Ward 1, Kanawha, West Virginia
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    William J Casto 28
    Ruie Casto 26
    Villa M Casto 4
    Lillie B Casto 2
    Cora J Casto 1



    Married:
    Married at bride's home by T. H. Rymer. Groom 22 Bride 21

    Children:
    1. Villa M. Casto b. 1906, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.
    2. Lillie B. Casto b. 1908, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.
    3. 1. Cora J Casto b. 1909, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.

Generation: 3
  1. Jeptha Mason Casto b. 31 May 1847, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 18 Sep 1935, Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.

    Notes:
    It was told at one of our fireside chats, that Jeptha Mason Casto saw Rosetta Isabella Barr at her Daddy's store. Jeptha Mason told George W. Barr he was going to marry her. This was when she was about 14 years old. He did wait until she was about 16 before following up on his word.

    Bobbi Ann

  2. Jeptha m. Rosetta Isabella Barr 12 Jan 1881, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA. Rosetta (daughter of George Wesley Barr and Prudence Anderson) b. 15 Jul 1865, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 14 Dec 1948, Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet]

  3. Rosetta Isabella Barr b. 15 Jul 1865, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 14 Dec 1948, Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.

    Notes:
    Name: Rosetta Barr
    Home in 1880: Union, Mason, West Virginia
    Age: 14
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
    Birthplace: West Virginia
    Relation to Head of Household: Daughter
    Father's Name: George W.
    Father's birthplace: West Virginia
    Mother's Name: Prudence
    Mother's birthplace: Ohio
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    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Cannot read/write:

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    Otherwise disabled:

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    Household Members:
    Name Age
    George W. Barr 47
    Prudence Barr 47
    Rosetta Barr 14
    Eliza J. Barr 13
    Mary Barr

    Died:
    [15 July 1865-14 Dec 1948] Burial services for Mrs. Rosetta Isabelle Casto, 83, who died at her home in Dunbar on Tuesday were held on Friday with the Rev. K. J. Scott officiating and the body was brought to Ripley for interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Casto had resided in Dunbar for the past 27 years. She was the widow of the late Jeptha Mason Casto (31 May 1874-18 Sept 1935]. She is survived by seven sons, William L. and Richard [1906-1950] at home, Elijah of Dunbar, Grover and George of Charleston, Sam of Riverdale and Pete of Waynesburo, Va. (Friday, 24 Dec 1948)

    Notes:
    There are transcription errors on names.

    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Rosa B Casto
    Name: Rosa B Casto
    [Rosa B Carts]
    Home in 1900: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia
    Age: 35
    Birth Date: Jul 1864
    Birthplace: W Virginia
    [West Virginia]
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relationship to Head of House: Wife
    Father's Birthplace: W Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: W Virginia
    Mother: number of living children: 7
    Mother: How many children: 8
    Spouse's name: Jepsa M (Jeptha Mason)
    Marriage Year: 1881
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 19
    Occupation: View on Image
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    Household Members: Name Age
    Jepsa M Casto 53 (Jeptha Mason)
    Rosa B Casto 35 (Rosetta Isabella)
    William I Casto 18
    Elijah M Casto 16
    Grover C Casto 14
    Samuel T Casto 11
    George L Casto 9
    Zora J Casto 6 (Zenda)
    Peter Casto 4


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    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia; Roll T623_1760; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 34.

    Source Information:
    My Mom passed away in 2012. Most of the people in her age group, that grew up on 87, have passed on also. Mom was the only living member of her generation of Castoís. She had some wonderful stories to tell, most of them are not very flattering. For example: Her grandmother was Rosetta Isabella Barr Casto, my great grandmother, daughter of George Wesley Barr. I can just barely remember seeing her, she was a huge woman. Mom was a young child when her Uncle Will's (Great Grand Mother Casto's sonís) wife passed away. Great Grandma Casto did not like the woman. She egged on the woman's children to walk up to the casket and spit in their mother's face. From the story Mom told, GGmother Rosa Casto was meaner than a grass snake. She also would tell the story of how Rossetta Isabella came to marry Jeptha Mason Casto. George W. Barr owned a store opposite what is now the Church of God on Route 87 at the corner of Donohew Road and Route 87. Jeptha Mason was at the store and saw Rosetta Isabella Barr, she was under 14 at the time. Jeptha Mason told George W. Barr he was going to marry her and sure enough he did. Jeptha Mason Casto, 31 May 1847-18 Sep 1935 Rosetta Isabella Barr, 15 Jul 1865-14 Dec 1948 they were married 12 Jan 1881. In the fifties Russ and Laura Fox Donohew lived in this house. At one time Momís maternal grandparents, David and Sarah Williams Rhodes lived catty corner to the old store on what is now Donohue Road.

    Lou Kessell-Donohew and Ted Donohew lived in the Rhode's house later on. Both houses have been replaced by mobile homes.

    Children:
    1. Richard Mason Casto b. 18 Feb1906, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 02 Aug 1950, 330 11th St, Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. 05 Aug 1950, Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    2. 2. William Isaac Casto b. 18 Jan 1882, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 15 Jun 1953, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. 18 Jun 1953, Longview Church Cemetery, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    3. Elijah Matt Casto b. 17 May 1883, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 24 Dec 1966, Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. 27 Dec 1966, Longview Church Cemetery, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    4. Grover Cleveland Casto b. 22 Feb 1885, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 10 Apr 1955, NYC RR Tracks, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. 10 Apr 1955, Memory Gardens.
    5. Samuel Thomas Casto b. 20 Dec 1887, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 21 May 1950, Riverdell, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. 24 May 1950, Cunningham Memorial Park, St Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.
    6. George Laran Casto b. 6 Apr 1891, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Feb 1983, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.
    7. Zenda J Casto b. 24 Aug 1893, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 24 Feb 1945, Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. 27 Feb 1945, Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    8. Peter Mason Casto b. 26 May 1895, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Abt 1950, USA.
  4. George Knightstep b. Abt 1851, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA.

  5. George m. Vella M. Smith 13 Aug 1870, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA. Vella (daughter of Benjamin Smith) b. 16 Aug 1848, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA; d. 27 Jan 1921, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet]

  6. Vella M. Smith b. 16 Aug 1848, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA; d. 27 Jan 1921, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.

    Notes:
    Died:
    http://www.wvgenweb.org/jackson/obits/1922.htm

    Mrs. George (Vella M. SMITH) KNIGHTSTEP died January 27, 1921, age 73 years, 3 months and 11 days, having been born August 16, 1848. At an early age she became a Christian and united with the M. E. Church of which she was a member over fifty years. She was a kind, devoted and loyal wife; a Christian mother; a good neighbor and a highly respected and admired citizen.

    In 1870 she was united to George KNIGHTSTEP. To this union were born thirteen children, of whom nine survive. She was preceeded to the better land about four years ago by her husband. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church with Rev. RYMER officiating and the remains were laid to rest in the old cemetery at this place. (Friday, February 11, 1922).

    Notes:
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about George C. Knightstep
    Name: George C. Knightstep
    Home in 1880: Jackson, West Virginia
    Age: 36
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Villa M.
    Father's birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's birthplace: Virginia
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    Occupation: Laborer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

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    Household Members:
    Name Age
    George C. Knightstep 36
    Villa M. Knightstep 31
    John Knightstep 8
    Lula Knightstep 6
    Katie Knightstep 4
    Thomas Knightstep 2
    Dick Knightstep 9M

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    Children:
    1. John Knightstep b. Abt 1872, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    2. Lula Knightstep b. Abt 1874, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    3. Katie Knightstep b. Abt 1876, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    4. Thomas Knightstep b. Abt 1878, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    5. Dick Knightstep b. Abt 1879, j.
    6. 3. Ruie Knightstep b. Abt 1884, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Bef 1920, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.

Generation: 4
  1. Barnard Riley Casto b. Abt 1814, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Aft 1880, Mason County, West Virginia, USA.

  2. Barnard m. Elizabeth J Deweese 5 Dec 1843, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA. Elizabeth (daughter of Isaac Updegraff Dewees and Catherine Carr) b. 1824, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; d. Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]

  3. Elizabeth J Deweese b. 1824, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; d. Yes, date unknown.

    Notes:
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Bernard R Casto
    Name: Bernard R Casto
    Birth Year: abt 1814
    Age in 1870: 56
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1870: Mill Creek, Jackson, West Virginia
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Post Office: Jackson Court House
    Household Members: Name Age
    Bernard R Casto 56
    Elizabeth J Casto 40
    Jephtha M Casto 23
    Susanna Casto 17
    Frances S Casto 15
    Elias Casto 12
    Rachel E Casto 11
    Nancy V Casto 9
    Elijah M Casto 8
    Balis V Casto 4
    Mary E Casto 10/12


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    Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Mill Creek, Jackson, West Virginia; Roll M593_1689; Page: 348A; Image: 117; Family History Library Film: 553188
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Barney Casto
    Name: Barney Casto
    Home in 1880: Union, Jackson, West Virginia
    Age: 67
    Estimated birth year: abt 1813
    Birthplace: West Virginia
    Relation to Head of Household: Father
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth
    Father's birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's birthplace: Virginia
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    Occupation: Works On Farm
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

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    Household Members: Name Age
    Jeptha Casto 32
    Barney Casto 67
    Elizabeth Casto 57
    Frank Casto 22
    Elijah M. Casto 18
    Nancy M. Casto 16
    Baylis Casto 13
    Mary Casto 9
    Barney A. Casto 7
    Nancy O. Booth 5 (Niece)


    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Barney Casto
    Name: Barney Casto
    Age: 36
    Estimated birth year: abt 1814
    Birth Place: Virginia
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 38, Mason, Virginia
    Family Number: 80
    Household Members: Name Age
    Barney Casto 36
    Elizabeth J Casto 28
    Jonas F Casto 6
    Jeptha M Casto 3
    Sarah C Casto 1


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    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 38, Mason, Virginia; Roll M432_959; Page: 367B; Image: 262.

    Source Information:
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Barney Casto
    Name: Barney Casto
    Age in 1860: 40
    Birth Year: abt 1820
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1860: Jackson, Virginia
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Jackson
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    Household Members: Name Age
    Barney Casto 40
    Eliz Casto 35
    Jonas Casto 15
    Jeptha M Casto 13
    Cath Casto 11
    Susan Casto 9
    Frank Casto 7
    Elias Casto 3
    Eliz R Casto 1


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    Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Jackson, Virginia; Roll: M653_1354; Page: 456; Image: 460; Family History Library Film: 805354.

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    Children:
    1. Jonas Casto b. 1844, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 1 Nov 1909, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    2. 4. Jeptha Mason Casto b. 31 May 1847, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 18 Sep 1935, Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    3. Sarah Catherine Casto b. 1849, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Yes, date unknown.
    4. Susana Casto b. 1851, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Yes, date unknown.
    5. Francis T Casto b. Sep 1855, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Yes, date unknown.
    6. Elias Fredrick Casto b. 26 Sep 1856, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; d. 15 Aug 1949, West Jefferson, Madison County, Ohio, USA; bur. 15 Sep 1949, Spruce Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA.
    7. Rachel E. Casto b. 1859, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Yes, date unknown.
    8. Elijah Matt Casto b. 1862, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Yes, date unknown.
    9. Nancy V. Casto b. 1864, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Yes, date unknown.
    10. Baylas Valentine Casto b. 1 Feb 1866, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 16 Nov 1941, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA; bur. Thomas Cemetery, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    11. Mary Elvira Casto b. Jul 1869, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.
    12. Barney Albert Casto b. 6 Oct 1872, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. Yes, date unknown.
  4. George Wesley Barr b. 04 May 1833, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; d. 1914, Putnam County, West Virginia, USA; bur. Spruce Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA.

  5. George m. Prudence Anderson 3 Aug 1853, Mason County, West Virginia, USA. Prudence (daughter of William A Anderson and Charity Shinn) b. 1833, Meigs County, Ohio, USA; d. 29 Mar 1904, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; bur. Spruce Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet]

  6. Prudence Anderson b. 1833, Meigs County, Ohio, USA; d. 29 Mar 1904, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; bur. Spruce Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA.

    Notes:
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about George W Barr
    Name: George W Barr
    Age in 1910: 76
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
    Birthplace: West Virginia
    Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law
    Home in 1910: Union, Putnam, West Virginia
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Audrea L Stone 53
    Alice Stone 51
    George A Stone 12
    Orvill R Stone 6
    Ophie E Stone 4
    George W Barr 76
    Mary B Smith 1 7/ 1880 United States Federal Census
    about George W. Barr
    Name: George W. Barr
    Home in 1880: Union, Mason, West Virginia
    Age: 47
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
    Birthplace: West Virginia
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Prudence
    Father's birthplace: Ireland
    Mother's Name: Mary
    Mother's birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male


    Household Members:
    Name Age
    George W. Barr 47
    Prudence Barr 47
    Rosetta Barr 14
    Eliza J. Barr 13
    Mary Barr 73 (George's Mother) 1900 United States Federal Census
    about George Bar
    Name: George Bar
    Age: 67
    Birth Date: May 1833
    Birthplace: West Virginia
    Home in 1900: Union, Putnam, West Virginia
    [Putnam]
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Prudence Bar
    Marriage Year: 1853
    Years Married: 47
    Father's Birthplace: Ireland
    Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Occupation: View on Image
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    Household Members: Name Age
    George Bar 67
    Prudence Bar 67



    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Putnam, West Virginia; Roll: 1771; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0082; FHL microfilm: 1241771.


    Children:
    1. Malinda Barr b. 20 Feb 1852, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; d. 27 Nov 1917, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; bur. 28 Nov 1917, Spruce Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA.
    2. Mary Catherine Barr b. 12 Dec 1855, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; d. 2 Jul 1934, Mason County, West Virginia, USA.
    3. Cynthia Alice Barr b. 20 Aug 1859, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; d. 1942; bur. Walker Chapel Cemetery Elmwood Mason Co WV, USA.
    4. Christina Florence Barr b. 8 Sep 1861, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; d. 19 Mar 1918, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.
    5. Chairity Barr b. 11 Apr 1863, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 22 Jun 1871, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
    6. 5. Rosetta Isabella Barr b. 15 Jul 1865, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA; d. 14 Dec 1948, Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.
    7. Eliza Jane Barr b. 17 Jun 1867, Mason County, West Virginia, USA; d. 22 Sep 1896, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.
  7. Benjamin Smith

  8. Children:
    1. Glendola Smith
    2. Arthur Warren Smith
    3. Elijah Aaron Smith
    4. Benjanim Franklin Smith
    5. 7. Vella M. Smith b. 16 Aug 1848, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA; d. 27 Jan 1921, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA.

  

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